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The Worst Thing Today

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu April 9th, 2009, 5:48 pm

Got my thumb nail caught on a rail and a third of it bent back. It's all bloody and sore. Have to keep it pointing upward so it doesn't throb. Big ouch!

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Postby michellemoran » Thu April 9th, 2009, 6:45 pm

So we've sold our beautiful house to a family of three. The father has been driving his real estate agent up the wall, but they have the cutest 11 year old son. The son and I got to talking, and he loves drawing Manga. Apparently, his parents either can't afford or won't buy him much in the way of art supplies, so as a welcome home present, I went out and bought water-color pencils, charcoal pencils, 2 books on how to draw manga, drawing pads, etc. Then I wrapped them up in beautiful silver paper and left them in his room. The buyer has now left THREE messages on my cell, and not a single one was a thank you!!! Instead, he's been calling to complain that he can't find the light switch in the garage!!!!!!!

Of course, this isn't the son's fault. But I regret giving them my cell number in case of "emergencies".

And Lovehistory, I hope your thumb feels better!
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu April 9th, 2009, 6:47 pm

Michelle: some people are just clueless about how to be polite aren't they?

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Postby diamondlil » Thu April 9th, 2009, 8:29 pm

I have been living in my house for 3 and a half years and I still have light switches that I don't know which lights they are meant to turn on! :o

That was a very nice thing that you did Michelle, and it is a pity that the family haven't said thank you.
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Postby michellemoran » Thu April 9th, 2009, 8:59 pm

I agree SonjaMarie!

I have been living in my house for 3 and a half years and I still have light switches that I don't know which lights they are meant to turn on!


HA! Well, I can't wait for the next phone call. It'll be, "How do I turn on my bath?"!
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri April 10th, 2009, 12:36 am

We've got a switch at our house that doesn't seem to be wired to anything. I kind of wonder why it's even there.

Thumb is still hurting, but not as bad. And the bleeding has stopped. It's amazing how many activities take a thumb, and you never realize it until helping a kid with a zipper puts you in agony. Dialing the telephone was a challenge too. Course it's my right thumb and I'm right handed.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri April 10th, 2009, 1:49 am

Yesterday Harm and I cleaned for hours and I'm paying for it today, back hurts, legs hurt, arms hurt, sigh.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Fri April 10th, 2009, 11:11 am

Hope your thumb gets better soon, LH. It's so painful when you do something like that, I did it to my little finger once and nearly went to A & E as it was so painful, but that would have been a bit melodramatic I suppose!

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri April 10th, 2009, 12:20 pm

no warning no nothing! yesterday after a year of saying 'oh don't worry we won't lay off' out of the blue we all come back from lunch and they call a meeting for everyone, 400-ish people, and announce they are letting go of 166 people :eek: thats almost half the people working there. and yet they're still hiring :confused: so now I'm freaking out . what if I'm next?

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri April 10th, 2009, 12:25 pm

Bummed to be working today... the kids have been on Spring break this week and I could only take two days off work. Hubby is at home with them today. I so wish I were there instead of here! And... bizarro weather is moving in with possible hail and tornado watches! Ick! At least I remembered my umbrella!


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